2011 Beef Draft

We had our annual beef draft today, in which members of our beef share cooperative chose their ideal portions of local, pasture-raised, grass-fed beef in a sports-style draft.  This format allows everyone a chance to get cuts of beef that match their cooking style.  I was too busy to take any pictures, but my father was there and took plenty of shots–so if you’re interested in photos, I’ve included a link at the end of this post.

2011 beef draft by the numbers:

  • 2: steers’ worth of beef distributed
  • 1526: combined hanging weight of the steers
  • 895: weight of beef distributed
  • 59: percent yield from hanging weight
  • 30: families participating
  • 53: total shares distributed
  • 12: lowest weight per share
  • 20: highest weight per share
  • 17: average weight per share
  • 487: cost in cents per pound of beef


Link to photographs from the event

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